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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:20 pm

As you may know back here on Mexico on the 80's R2D2 was called Ar-tu-ri-to (Little Arthur);


There's a water heater and it seems to be available since the 80's and it's called Arturito, because of the charismatic robot.



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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:00 am

That Wioslea was the guy Luke sold his landspeeder too.



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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:06 am



LUKE: So, ummm, you wanna buy a used Landspeeder?
WIOSLEA: Whaa? Fk you farmboy, do I look like the kinda guy that drives a Landspeeder?!?
BEN (Forcing): You will buy the Landspeeder... you will buy the Landspeeder...
WIOSLEA: Yeah, okay then, how much?

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:33 am

Did you know, there was a Han Solo Carbonite statue placed somewhere in every episode of Firefly!Cool 





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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:21 pm

That the uprighted millenium falcon appears as a building in Blade runner



with an added red outline to show it in the dark Blade runner cityscape.



and here is a pic of the model used



apparently as tribute the guys at ILM added the blade runner police cars to the speeder chase scenes on coruscant in episode II
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:59 pm

Here's something, you may not know, or may not have noticed. Glasslite only released 8 figures from the original line (Droids excluded) The cardback however shows nine. You could spend ages picking faults. The additional none released character is Ben Kenobi, the figures themselves are Kenner with Kenner weapons, the Stormtrooper is pictured but the Snowtrooper was released, and my personal favourite is Luke, it was the farmboy Luke that was released but the picture shows Bespin Luke and to top it off he's holding a farmboy Luke saber.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:38 am

I didn't know, until recently, that the Vehicle Maintenance Energizer actually appears in the background of Star Wars. I had assumed that it was a Kenner creation along with the mini-rigs.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:18 am

I didnt know until a long time after i had the POTF pop up r2 that the saber pops up when you spin the head lol, it sat there for a few years with the saber down, i kept thinking shite how do these other guys keep those sabers up lol, it was an epic moment when i found out hehehe.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:27 pm

One thing I didn't know till recently not really toy related but I didn't know billy dee Williams son stared as one of the skiff guards in ROTJ and that he also did a stand in part for his dad it was him not his father hanging off the skiff dress as lando. I found this out in one of my resent star wars insider mags.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:30 am

I didn't know that the TW ree-yees came with pink molded arms and grey molded legs. For years I always thought this figure was poorly designed as the pink painted hands always rubbed off on the HK version.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:50 am

@chris.75 wrote:
That the uprighted millenium falcon appears as a building in Blade runner



with an added red outline to show it in the dark Blade runner cityscape.



and here is a pic of the model used



apparently as tribute the guys at ILM added the blade runner police cars to the speeder chase scenes on coruscant in episode II
I'm a Blade Runner fan, never noticed the Millennium Falcon, sweet!!! Still I always thought that this antenna looks a bit familiar:

Probably the Radar from that falcon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:54 am

That is cool, I love Blade Runner!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:00 pm

@Section 8 wrote:


R2D2 & C3PO hieroglyphs.



Club Obi Wan in Templer of Doom.

Being a fan of both film series, I always liked the Star Wars links found in Indiana Jones movies.


No one has mentioned Oola's boob. Not that is news to any male SW fan. Very Happy Oops lowered the tone.

Did you know about Indy's plane?
 

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:20 pm

LOL, You guys are freaks, i never notice any of this cool stuff in movies, i have a hard enough time understanding the plots and stories to notice this fine detail:unsure: 
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:09 pm

a poster seen in Howard The Duck - homage to Raiders , Jaws and Star Wars all on one poster Cool 
 

 
and yes , I know the movie sucked lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:28 pm

I didn't know about Indy's plane, but.. but.. but.. there's a 3 missing.



Anthony Daniels (C3PO) is a guard in Attack of the clones scene with Anakin & Zam Wessel chase.



Another guard in the same scene was Amhed Best (Jar Jar Binks).


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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:38 pm

@Section 8 wrote:
(Jar Jar Binks).
affraid How dare you use language like that! I nearly fell off my chair! lol!

From memory I believe Hasbro released figures of Anthony & Ahmed as those characters.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:18 pm

@cantina_patron wrote:
@Section 8 wrote:
(Jar Jar Binks).
affraid How dare you use language like that! I nearly fell off my chair! lol!

From memory I believe Hasbro released figures of Anthony & Ahmed as those characters.
They did, in the first Saga collection (Blue Cards), Daniels is called Lt. Danni Faytonni (a hash of Daniels and Tony) the other I will not utter here Very Happy 

Also, Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) plays the Imperial Officer manhandling Leia in the Bespin Escape scene


Also the late and great conceptual artist for Star Wars, the man who created the general visual look of the films and who's paintings sold the idea to 20th Century Fox, Ralph McQuarrie made a Cameo in ESB as General Pharl McQuarrie (he was also made into a figure along with many of his concept characters in the 30th Anniversary Collection)

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:48 pm

@cantina_patron wrote:
@Section 8 wrote:
(Jar Jar Binks).
affraid How dare you use language like that! I nearly fell off my chair! lol!

From memory I believe Hasbro released figures of Anthony & Ahmed as those characters.
lol! 

I alika Amhed as dees guard character. He keepa hees mouth shut.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:09 pm

Someone posted this on facebook and I just had to post it here on TIG, couldn't think where and then I remembered this thread, which is due a revival and plus I genuinely didn't know this until know!

The picture on the left is from an episode of Doctor Who called The Tenth Planet from 1966, the picture on the right needs no explanation.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:48 pm

Thanks for bumping this great thread, Alex. Very Happy

Here some other movies which inspired Mr Lucas:

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t5230-ot-the-movies-that-inspired-george-lucas
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:56 pm

I just love the the fact that they used the exact same costume and it must have been sat in some store room for nearly 15 years, and yet it's absolutely perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:09 pm

I took a close look now, Bossk s jumpsuit is not just based upon the Dr Who suit, it IS the exact sane suit.

I didn't get that first. Funny fact indeed.

Also used for the Cantina Dude then, I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:11 pm

That is really cool  cheers 

I had no idea that they reused a suit from Doctor Who  What a Face 

I think they did it more than once too ...

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:17 pm

I wish I could remember what movie it was I saw this suit in not long ago. I ment to bump this thread when I noticed it but forgot and just remembered now. Trying to remember all the movies I've watched in the last few months.
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